The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.